Resident calling for action over 70 problem potholes

A resident is calling for a council to make immediate repairs to dozens of potholes in a street – which he alerted the authority to last October.

Potholes on Inkerman Street, Wolverhampton
Potholes on Inkerman Street, Wolverhampton

Paul Cook, from Heath Town, Wolverhampton, said there were about 70 potholes in Inkerman Street.

“It is terrible,” said the 32-year-old, who lives in Clover Ley.

“One of the potholes is nearly the width of a speed ramp.

"You have to snake around it if you are in a car. If a cyclist hit it they would go straight over and injure themselves.”

Mr Cook said: “I emailed the council last August. They patched up the road even though I said it needed proper resurfacing. By October it was ripped up again.

“I contacted the MP Jane Stevenson about it before and after Christmas.

"The MP’s office said they don’t understand why it has not been repaired.”

Potholes on Inkerman Street, Wolverhampton

“I have contacted Wolverhampton Council twice about this since October when I reported that the road had been ripped up.

It needs to be done immediately.”

Councillor Steve Evans, cabinet member for City Environment, said: “The issues in Inkerman Street are known to our highway maintenance team and it has already been programmed in for full resurfacing in the next financial year 2021/2022.

"In the interim, the team have carried out localised patch repairs to keep it safe for road users until a complete reconstruction can take place.

"Clearly, these repairs by their nature will only be effective for a limited duration and, like all road surfaces, they will be affected by wet and freezing weather.

“We will continue to keep a close eye on the area and undertake localised patch repairs where necessary until the resurfacing can be implemented.”

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